An Elected Official Discouraging Tourists?
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LA City Council President Eric Garcetti has written a letter to former customers telling them to boycott the LAX Hilton. The union that's trying to organize workers at the hotel has distributed the letter to 1500 past guests and convention planners. Garcetti warns that labor unrest could disrupt future events, which the Daily News calls an "outrageous" effort to harm a taxpaying employer. We hear from business, labor and Garcetti. On Reporter's Notebook, as Washington cuts funds for housing LA's homeless, where's Mayor Villaraigosa?
Garcetti Warns Travelers, Conventioneers away from LAX Hilton ()
LA City Council President Eric Garcetti has written a letter to past patrons of the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, saying that a protracted labor dispute has involved "a mass civil disobedience action" with traffic blocked for three hours during rush hour. It warns, that could happen again, and urges event planners to boycott the Hilton and go somewhere else. The Daily News says that could well mean Anaheim or Las Vegas. The LA Times has editorialized against the letter, too. We hear from business, labor and Garcetti.
HUD Re-Allocates Section 8 Money Away from Los Angeles ()
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development rejected all the new projects proposed by the City of Los Angeles this year to house homeless people. All $15 million has been given to other cities instead. Homeless advocates say Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants to lobby HUD to get the money back, but that Mayor Villaraigosas's office won’t give her the green light. Erin McMorrow directs housing policy at the LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness.
- Erin McMorrow: Director of Housing Policy at the LA Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness
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